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KCK man shoots at Leavenworth County deputy, gets more than 10 years in prison

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A 33-year-old-man was sentenced Wednesday to more than 10 years in prison for shooting at a Leavenworth County sheriff’s deputy.

On March 20, 2017, the Leavenworth County deputy attempted to conduct a traffic stop. The driver, Brian Wesley Duff, of Kansas City, Kansas, didn’t stop and a pursuit was initiated.

During the chase, Duff fired a semi-automatic handgun at the deputy’s patrol car, Leavenworth County Attorney Todd Thompson said. One of the bullets struck the vehicle.

The chase continued into Kansas City, Kansas, where Duff was arrested.

In addition to the 130 month sentence for the Leavenworth County case, Duff will serve 86 months for two counts of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer for shooting at Kansas City, Kansas, police that same night, Thompson said.

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Katie Moore covers crime and justice issues for The Star. She is a University of Kansas graduate and was previously a reporter in her hometown of Topeka, Kansas.
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